We hate 2020!

Just when we thought 2020 couldn't get any worse! We were about to re-open after many months of being closed but then disaster struck when a mains water pipe burst and flooded much of the ground floor of the museum.
Sadly re-opening has now been postponed. Read More >>>

Please Donate Via Just GivingNo visitors, no workshops, no events, no school visits... no income. We know that things are tough for everyone right now, but if you can afford to help us through these tough times please donate what you can.

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Dates In History


1996 [Detail]
 1996 eBay is founded by Jeff Skoll and Pierre Omidyar
 1996 Apple Computer buys NeXT
 May 1996 The Warcraft II expansion pack Beyond the Dark Portal further opens up the Warcraft universe
 December 1996 Blizzard Entertainment releases Diablo
 December 1996 Blizzard launches Battle.net
 December 1996 Warcraft II sells 1.2 million copies

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